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Volkswagen Tiguan

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The second-generation Tiguan is one of the largest models in the small-SUV segment. That growth allows for an optional third-row seat (standard on FWD versions) and an enormous second-row seat. While the 184-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine feels responsive in daily driving, acceleration is rather slow: It takes more than 10 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop. Fuel economy of 25 mpg on regular gas is good for the class. The transmission is mostly smooth. Handling is capable and secure, and the ride is comfortable. The cabin is among the quietest in the segment, with just a bit of engine noise when revved. A variety of advanced safety features, such as forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic warning, are standard on all but the base S trim.
All Ratings & Reliability
2018
2018 Redesign Year
Volkswagen Tiguan 2018
The redesigned, second-generation Tiguan is sized like a Nissan Rogue. The growth allows for a third row, raising occupancy to seven. Power comes from a 184-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is optional. A variety of safety features are available, including forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and an automatic post-collision braking system. Taking center stage in the cabin is an optional Digital Cockpit that lets drivers reconfigure how key data and navigation details are positioned for easy viewing. Optional convenience features include a panoramic sunroof and a foot-activated power liftgate.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
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2009-2017
2009 Redesign Year
Volkswagen Tiguan 2017
The Tiguan did well in our tests. Based upon the VW Golf and Passat, we like its quiet cabin, roomy rear seat, and excellent fit and finish. Handling is agile and secure, and the ride is comfortable. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers smooth and punchy performance and yielded 20 mpg overall in our tests. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available. For 2012, Tiguan's mild freshening improved fuel economy. Model year 2015 brought some equipment shuffling, including a standard rear camera.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $14,050 - $19,750 $11,890 - $18,040
2015 $12,050 - $17,975 $9,825 - $15,825
2014 $10,750 - $16,800 $8,460 - $14,360
2013 $9,500 - $13,475 $7,145 - $10,995
2012 $8,075 - $11,225 $5,660 - $8,710
2011 $7,000 - $9,125 $4,520 - $6,570
2010 $6,150 - $8,150 $3,675 - $5,575
2009 $5,475 - $7,150 $2,980 - $4,580